History

Founded in 1922, The Webb Schools is a college-preparatory school that transforms intellectually keen boys and girls into highly educated, honor-bound young leaders. Webb offers a unique program of a single-sex and coeducational environment on one campus, providing abundant opportunities for academic discovery and unbounded thinking. Recognizing the formative differences between boys and girls during early adolescence, core classes in the first two years are single-sex; electives and upper-division courses are coeducational. A commitment to honor is a central part of our community, in every program, every classroom, and every person. With top athletic facilities, strong art and music programs, a remarkable paleontology program through the Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology, and a dedication to community service, Webb is designed to challenge a student at all levels and in all activities.

Overview

Region
Los Angeles CA Area
Program Emphasis
Boarding School
All Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions
Secondary
Religious Affiliation Nondenominational
Student Body Coed
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 70
Head of School Mrs. Susan Nelson
Endowment $22 Million

Admission

E-mail
Web Address http://www.webb.org/admission
Director of Admission Mr. Leo Marshall
Admission Application Apply to The Webb Schools
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount US residents: $50; Non-US residents: $100
Application Deadline(s) January 30
Financial Aid Deadline(s) February 15
Financial Aid Awarded $2.8 million
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 30%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $33,205.00
Boarding Student Tuition $46,690.00

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 370
Boys 191
Girls 179
% Boys/Girls 52%/48%
Boarding Students 225
Day Students 152 (includes faculty children)
International
Australia
China
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (Angola)
Russia
Taiwan
Venezuela
United States
Arizona
California
Hawaii
Illinois
Montana
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
Oregon
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Majority of students come from West Coast
% of Students of Color 65%
% of International Students 18%

Academics

Full Time Faculty 56
% of Faculty with Masters 75%
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 16
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Biology
Calculus
Chemistry
Choir
Computer Math
Computer Science
Discrete Math
Drama
Economics
Electives
English
English Literature
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geology
Geometry
Government/Civics
History
International Relations
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Other (Oceanography; Molecular Biology; Paleontology; Advanced Research)
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Science
Social Studies
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Trigonometry
World History
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
English Language
European History
French Language
French Literature
Other (English literature and composition)
Physics B
Spanish Language
Statistics
US History

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 690
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 630
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations Boston College, Bowdoin Brandeis University, Brown University, Bryn Mawr College, Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon University, Claremont McKenna College, Colby, Colgate, Colorado College, Davidson College, Duke, Emory University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Grinnell, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Haverford, John Hopkins University, Macalester College, New York University, Northwestern University, Occidental College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Reed, Scripps College, Stanford University, University of California - Berkeley, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Washington University, Wellesley College, Whittier College, Williams College,
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
independent competitive sports
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
water polo
wrestling
Recreational Sports
fitness
other (Outdoor Adventure Program; Dance)
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Chorus
Community Service Program
International Club
Judiciary Board
Orchestra
Radio Station
Student Government
Tour Guides
Yearbook

Notes

The Webb Schools seeks motivated and intellectually gifted students with a wide range of experiences and talents.

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